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Spas & Hot Tubs in the News

June 9th, 2017 by

Reporter Gina on the job – rounding up news story from around the globe, about hot tubs and spas. I’ve been clipping news stories for months now, waiting for another chance to present Spas & Hot Tubs in the News )))). Today’s line up is full of fun and feel good stories, well not all […]

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Spa Electrical Component Testing

May 22nd, 2017 by

Warning, geeky electrical component post coming up! Today I’m talking about testing spa and hot tub electrical component resistance, namely how to test for continuity on hot tub heater elements, fuses, transformers, sensors and switches. Warning, testing electrical components can be hazardous, and should be performed by confident individuals aware of electrical hazards. For testing […]

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How to Buy a Hot Tub Cover

May 8th, 2017 by

When selecting a new hot tub cover, there are just two key factors to keep in mind when choosing the best spa cover for you and your tub. These are climate and durability. YOUR CLIMATE IS THE NUMBER ONE FACTOR Where do you live, is the first question I would ask. If you are familiar […]

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New Uses for Old Hot Tub Water

April 25th, 2017 by

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle your hot tub water. Hot tub and spa owners generally replace their spa water every 90-120 days, or every 3-4 months. The reason for this is that the water becomes choked with invisible (at first) solids, minerals and contaminants that overwhelms the spa filter and sanitizer. This leads to cloudy, dull […]

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Earth Day Hot Tub Tips

April 15th, 2017 by

>>> In honor of our fragile island home, 3rd rock from the sun – here are 3 ways to make your hot tub more eco-friendly this Earth Day – April 22! Saving Energy with improved insulation, Reducing Chemicals with alternative sanitizers and Saving Water by improving your spa filtration. Make your hot tub more eco-friendly […]

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Save Money with House Brand Spa Chemicals

March 27th, 2017 by

If you are like me, you buy a lot of house-brand food at your grocery store, or if you opt for the house wine or house dressing at a restaurant, you know that house-brand products use the same recipe as national brands, but sell for a much lower price point. It’s the same with our house brand spa […]

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Hot Tub Leak Repair using Leak Sealer

March 13th, 2017 by

Welcome back, students of spa! Today we tackle one of those topics that can keep spa owners up at night – a leaking hot tub. The most common leak for spas and hot tubs is probably pump shaft seals, thermowells, spa unions and spa jets. Wooden hot tubs can seep and weep water from between […]

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Troubleshooting Spa Circuit Boards

February 27th, 2017 by
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Printed Circuit Boards, often abbreviated PCB, are the brain of a spa controller system, allowing intelligent switching on/off of spa components from a user friendly topside control panel. Circuit boards control your spa components (pumps, heater, blower, light, ozone) and apply the chip programming which controls safety circuits, user interface and operation modes for the […]

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Hot Tub Wiring

February 13th, 2017 by

Installing a new hot tub? Wiring for a full featured portable hot tub has to be done correctly, as we all know that water and electricity don’t mix. A 50 or 60 amp breaker provides power to a secondary GFCI box, which powers the spa pack controller. Hire an electrician and pull a permit, so […]

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Hard Water Issues in Spas and Hot Tubs

January 29th, 2017 by

Do you live in the “Red Zone”? Having hard water means that you have a lot of calcium in your water, and soft water means that you have less, as it comes out of the tap. Hard water is less sudsy in the shower, and it can leave scale deposits in your sinks, shower and […]

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